We’ll be fielding strongest Jaipur lineup ever in 2019: William Dalrymple

New Delhi, Oct 20 : Come January, literary heavyweights will gather in Jaipur for a sumptuous feast of ideas at the annual Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. Its co-director and noted historian William Dalrymple said the organisers will be fielding the strongest lineup of literary heavyweights in the upcoming edition as the first 30 speakers were […]

I love England as I love my wife: Lord Bill Lall

New Delhi, Oct 20 : Some 60 years ago, Dharambir Lall moved to England from India and the eventful journey that followed finds elaborate mention in his upcoming book “England, My Love”. The successful chartered accountant is now a millionaire and has been conferred the title of Lord Bill Lall of Woodlands. “I just fell […]

India asks UN for visitor tours in Hindi language

By Arul Louis United Nations, Oct 20 : In its push to promote Hindi at the world body, India has reiterated its request to the UN to conduct tours for visitors to the headquarters in that language. Saying that the tour is popular with Indians visiting New York, Deepak Misra, a minister in the Indian […]

‘Gods’, ‘goddesses’ arrive at Kullu Dussehra

Shimla, Oct 19 : Over 200 ‘gods and goddesses’ assembled in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu town for the week-long Kullu Dussehra festivities that began on Friday. Kullu Dussehra, a centuries-old festival, begins on Vijaya Dashami, the day when the festivities end in the rest of the country. “Over 200 deities have already arrived and the arrival […]

Chinese typewriter exhibition held in New York

New York, Oct 19 : An exhibition featuring Chinese typewriters and processors opened in New York city, offering unprecedented insight into the still-transforming history of one of the world’s oldest living languages. The exhibition, named “Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age”, explores the historical significance and technological innovation behind Chinese typewriters, and the role […]

Special reads dedicated to women, by women

New Delhi, Oct 19 : Invoke the “Shakti” within you to transform your mind and transcend limits; get inspiration from the life of a female journalist who has exposed 20 lies and misconceptions so far; read an amalgamation of many old-school ideas that come from grandmothers which modern nutrition is trying to catch up with; […]